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Mécanique des fluides et écoulements 2016

Bonjour à tous,

The next assignment in mécanique des fluides et écoulements is a written comment. What to do:

1. You will prepare your comment in the same binômes as for the TP

2. You will, together, write a comment on two papers (see below)

3. The comment should be NO longer than 4 sides of A4 paper (two sheets, recto-verso)

4. The comment should be in English

5. The papers discuss topics that should be familiar to you from the mécanique des fluides et écoulements course: you should use what you have learnt

6. Good marks will be given for binômes who synthesise the data, critically appraise the two papers, and convey their own opinion on the methods/results/interpretations (you should NOT simply copy what is in the two papers)

7. The comment should be placed in my box on the second floor on the 18/04 (18H00). You are VERY welcome to give your comment to either Patrick or myself before this date. If it is late, you will lose 1 mark per day.

Mike

 

The papers are:

[1] Saar, M.O. and Manga, M. (1999), Permeability-porosity relationship in vesicular basalts, Geophysical Research Letters, 26, 111-114. [download here]

[2] Wadsworth, F.B., Vasseur, J., Scheu, B., Kendrick J.E., Lavallée, Y., and Dingwell, D.B. (2016), Universal scaling of fluid permeability during volcanic welding and sediment diagenesis, Geology, 44, 219-222. [download here]

Physique des Roches 2A 2016

Bonjour à tous,

The next assignment in physique des roches is a written comment. What to do:

1. You will prepare your comment in the same binômes as for the TP

2. You will, together, write a comment on two papers (see below)

3. The comment should be NO longer than 4 sides of A4 paper (two sheets, recto-verso)

4. The comment should be in English

5. The papers discuss topics that should be familiar to you from the physique des roches course: you should use what you have learnt

6. Good marks will be given for binômes who synthesise the data, critically appraise the two papers, and convey their own opinion on the methods/results/interpretations (you should NOT simply copy what is in the two papers)

7. The comment should be handed to Mike before the start of the TD on the 01/12. You are VERY welcome to give your comment to either Patrick or myself before this date. If it is late, you will lose 1 mark per day.

Mike

 

The papers are:

[1] Vajdova et al. (2010), Micromechanics of brittle faulting and cataclastic flow in Tavel limestone [download here]

[2] Nicolas et al. (2016), Brittle and semi-brittle behaviours of a carbonate rock: influence of water and temperature [download here]

Physique des roches appliquée aux réservoirs et aux risques 2014-2015

The date of the oral exam will be 22nd of January 2015

Assessment:

  1. 10 min (+5 min for questions) talk in English on your topic
  2. Written “comment” on your topic in French

For the talk:

  1. You will form binômes
  2. You will present, as a binômes, a talk on your chosen topic (chosen from the list provided)
  3. Each binômes should have a UNIQUE topic. You will have to decide who does which topic between yourselves.
  4. The talk should be 10 minutes long (there will be penalties for talks that go over this time limit)
  5. There will be 5 minutes at the end of each talk for questions
  6. All talks will be in English
  7. You should split your talk so that both of you talk for about 5 minutes each
  8. The final mark is also dependent on your “presentation style”, so the marks within the binômes will not necessarily be the same
  9. Good marks will be given for forming your own interpretation and opinions regarding the topic (do NOT just repeat what is in the “start-up” papers)
  10. HINT: 1 slide = 1 minute

For the comment:

  1. You will write, still within your binômes, a “comment” on your chosen topic
  2. The comment must be no longer than four sides of A4 paper (i.e. two sheets of paper recto-verso)
  3. There will be penalties for comments that are longer than 4 sides
  4. Again, good marks will be given for forming your own interpretation and opinions regarding the topic (do NOT just repeat what is in the “start-up” papers)
  5. All comments will be in French

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